Amazing Architecture for March 15, 2009

March 15, 2009 at 10:10 pm Leave a comment

Happy Ides of March everyone!  Tonight I have a collection of neat buildings and architecture for your entertainment that range from drunken lodgings to enlightened buildings.

Let’s start off with a hotel whose rooms are repurposed wine casks. The story on Greenupgrader (http://greenupgrader.com/6409/sleep-it-off-inside-a-wine-cask/) presnts a place that looks pretty interesting.

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Next we have a 100 ton steel house. The story on the Lubbock Texas house is short and sweet but the pictures are pretty neat! Story via IO9.com (http://io9.com/5165815/steelpunk-house-a-shrine-to-dedication-and-chaos)

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Now if you have ever bee a part of a large construction project you might have been required to have what is often termed as public art as a part of the plan.  In my opinion most public art that gets put up by being required by some city ordinance is pretty dreadful.  However this story on Weburbanist (http://weburbanist.com/2009/03/07/nine-breathtaking-and-inspiring-pieces-of-public-art/) certainly shows that it is possible to have wonderful “public art” if you try.

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Now as promised we also have some enlightened structures, certainly these beautiful monasteries also on Weburbanist fill the bill (http://weburbanist.com/2009/03/04/15-amazing-monasteries-sanctuaries-and-abbies/).

Lastly tonight we have a musical selection, the Bridge Demolition Opera via College Humor.com (http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1903010). You will have to go to there page as their player does not embed very well.

As always I thank you for your time and interest. Please take the time to Digg, Stumble Upon or add to the other social network of your choice to help me spread the word about these issues. Please forward any questions or suggestions to: askthefm@gmail.com

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